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USBC adds week to 2018 Open Championships, boosting capacity to 8,300-plus teams; Bowlers Journal tourney, team practice to be held off-site at Syracuse center
Monday, August 28, 2017 8:00 pm
The United States Bowling Congress announced that it has added a week to the schedule of the 2018 Open Championships in Syracuse, N.Y., increasing capacity to more than 8,300 teams. The week was...
Chad Murphy says hidden lane patterns for 2017 USBC Open Championships met goals, 'wouldn’t see any reason to change course'
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 5:30 pm
United States Bowling Congress Executive Director Chad Murphy said Tuesday that the lane patterns for the 2017 USBC Open Championships met the organization’s goals and that “I...
Potential Hall of Fame implications for Team NABR highlight great Eagle storylines for 2017 USBC Open Championships
Sunday, July 16, 2017 2:30 pm
Adam and Marci Barta have lost a lot of sleep many nights over the three months watching live scoring from the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships. “It is extreme...
Zack Hattori blasts tourney-high 816 series, teams with Michael Coffey to take USBC Open Championships lead on last weekend; Team NABR claims team title
Saturday, July 15, 2017 11:00 pm
After Team NABR took the team lead at the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships on April 13 with 3,266, I wrote in this story that their threats would include some super...
The feel-good bowling story of the year: Jason Belmonte subbing with a group of regular guys at the USBC Open Championships
Saturday, July 8, 2017 12:00 pm
After seeing posts on social media and listening to fellow competitors on the PBA Tour talking about the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, Jason Belmonte wanted to experience the...
Role player takes center stage as Ron Jacobson fires 804 to take singles lead at 2017 USBC Open Championships
Sunday, June 25, 2017 11:30 pm
Upon joining a high-caliber group of United States Bowling Congress Open Championships competitors that includes 4-time PBA Tour winner Steve Wilson and former touring pro Paul Koehler, Ron Jacobson...
'Coach' Brad Angelo fires 2,176 to soar into all-events lead at USBC Open Championships, ending Jacob Boresch's 3-month run at top
Sunday, June 4, 2017 4:00 am
When Jacob Boresch shot 2,122 all-events on March 3-4 as the 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships was just getting started, I wrote in this story what was obvious: there...
USBC upholds Open Championships disqualifications of North Dakota bowlers Brad Nordick, Russ Meyer; Nordick also faces suspension
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 6:30 pm
The United States Bowling Congress announced Wednesday that it has upheld the disqualifications of North Dakota bowlers Brad Nordick and Russ Meyer at the 2017 Open Championships, with Nordick also...
Another father and son claim doubles lead as Vince Biondo, Brandon Biondo slam 1,452 at 2017 Open Championships
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 4:00 am
Lennie Boresch Jr. and Jacob Boresch started it when they totaled 1,289 to take the doubles lead in the first days of the 2017 United State Bowling Congress Open Championships, as detailed...
Twist of good fortune puts John Nolen, Mike Reasoner in doubles lead at 2017 USBC Open Championships
Friday, May 26, 2017 11:00 pm
The nature of bowling is that “luck” — good and bad — often to arguably all of the time plays a part in determining the results. It’s simply the way it is when a...
Doug Kent, son Jacob Kent and teammates Chris Bardol, Tim Pfeifer take top 2 spots in doubles in potentially historic day at Open Championships
Saturday, May 20, 2017 11:15 pm
Anyone who closely follows the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships knows that Carl and Clark Poelzer earned a slice of tournament history in 2014 when they became the second father and...
More than 3 weeks later, Mike Rose Jr. and Scott Pohl complete Team NABR’s journey to top of Open Championships team all-events standings
Sunday, May 7, 2017 10:00 am
On Saturday night in Las Vegas, Mike Rose Jr. and Scott Pohl completed an Open Championships for their team that should be remembered for as long as the tournament continues. And if Team NABR holds...
How lane assignments are done at the USBC Open Championships
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:00 pm
Who bowls on what lanes at the United States Bowling Congress Open Championships long has been a topic that brings out what I call the #TinfoilHat crowd — those who see a conspiracy in...
Madison’s Chris Gibbons falls just short of Jacob Boresch’s all-events lead at 2017 Open Championships
Sunday, April 30, 2017 11:00 pm
Madison Bowling Association Hall of Famer Chris Gibbons started his USBC Open Championships minor events on Sunday with two opens, failing to convert 2-4-8-10 and 2-7 splits. “I had 18 in the...
New USBC Open Championships challenges handled successfully by our 11thFrame.com teams
Saturday, April 29, 2017 6:00 pm
When I told my girlfriend Susie “Fever” Dyhr that our 11thFrame.com teams had a successful 2017 United States Bowling Congress Open Championships, she disagreed with a simple statement:...

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